All artists, including writers, are invited to a coffee klatch with Connie Kuntz on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. sharp at The Shumway; 713 E. State Street in Rockford. Connie is the host of 89.5 WNIJ’s State of the Artist. WNIJ is the local station for NPR. For State of the Artist, Connie interviews Illinois artists in the places that inspire them to keep creating and changing the world. The five-minute interviews are broadcast during Morning Edition and then live forever on the WNIJ website and NPR podcasts. She is scouting for artists to feature on the show and she will discuss the interview process at the klatch. No registration necessary, but if you have questions, email Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free event and coffee will be served.